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January 28, 2011 in Nation/World
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Merton Rundell III, director of finance at the Union Bible College, holds a prayer card given to his wife by Sam and Nancy Davis, missionaries working in Mexico, in her office at the school in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Nancy Davis, 59, died in a South Texas hospital Wednesday about 90 minutes after her husband drove the couple’s truck against traffic across the Pharr International Bridge after the couple were allegedly attacked by gunmen, according to a statement issued by the Pharr,Texas, Police Department.

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Joseph Davis, right, son of missionary Nancy Davis, 59, and other family are seen outside their home, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 in Pharr, Texas. Nancy Davis and her husband were allegedly attacked by gunmen in a dangerous part of Mexico may have been targeted for their expensive pickup truck, because drug gangs covet the vehicles, police said Thursday. Davis was shot and later died.

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This frame grab provided by KGBT Television shows Sam and Nancy Davis’ Chevrolet pickup truck, back, at the Pharr International Bridge Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Pharr, Texas. Texas authorities say a U.S. missionary fatally shot in the head in Mexico and driven to the border by her husband may have been targeted because of the couple’s expensive pickup truck. Pharr Police Chief Ruben Villescas said Nancy Davis was struck in the head by a bullet fired through their pickup’s back window.